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Crash in Star Lake Injures Fulton Father, Son

The silver van and red pickup truck hit head-on on the shoulder of the road.  Image courtesy WWNY-TV.
The silver van and red pickup truck hit head-on on the shoulder of the road. Image courtesy WWNY-TV.

A father and son from Fulton were injured in the North Country in a head-on crash with a van.

It happened, according to State Police, at a little after noon on Tuesday along Route 3 about a mile west of Star Lake.  Star Lake is about an hour east of Watertown.

Police say that a van driven by Genemichael Lester, 21, of Evans Mills had just pulled around a tractor trailer into the oncoming lane of traffic in order to pass it.

In the van with Lester were six other Kirby vacuum cleaner salesmen.

A second view of the accident.  Image courtesy WWNY-TV.
A second view of the accident. Image courtesy WWNY-TV.

But Peter Holmes, 32, of Fulton was driving his Ford F-150 in that oncoming lane. His father, Lester K. Holmes, 67, was in the passenger seat.

WWNY-TV reports that Holmes drove onto the right shoulder of the road to try to avoid Lester’s van, but the two vehicles hit head-on.

All nine people were hurt. Lester suffered critical injuries.

Peter Holmes reported suffering back pain, while Lester Holmes suffered a cut to his head and reported some general pain.

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  1. That’s a Super Duty- F250 for Larger, Heavy Duty truck versus a “personal” use truck. (F150 is a half ton, F250 is a 3/4 ton)

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